Once There Was A Farm (Univ Pr Of Virginia) / Edition 1

Once There Was A Farm (Univ Pr Of Virginia) / Edition 1

by Virginia Bell Dabney, Virginia Bell Dabnay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813918472

ISBN-13: 9780813918471

Pub. Date: 11/01/1998

Publisher: University of Virginia

Nearly fifty years after she left the family farm of her childhood, Virginia Bell Dabney was compelled to write a memoir. She and her two sisters were raised on a Virginia farm during the hardscrabble years of the 1920s and 1930s. Her determined, independent mother managed to make a life for her famiy,
despite hardships such as the Depression and a fire that

Overview

Nearly fifty years after she left the family farm of her childhood, Virginia Bell Dabney was compelled to write a memoir. She and her two sisters were raised on a Virginia farm during the hardscrabble years of the 1920s and 1930s. Her determined, independent mother managed to make a life for her famiy,
despite hardships such as the Depression and a fire that destroyed their home.
Although raised in a spare environment where leaky ceilings and cold winter nights were the norm, Dabney finds much to love, and to rejoice over, in her country upbringing: the wonder of hens laying eggs, the sensations asscoiated with milking a cow, her warm friendship with her mother's black maid. The remarkable clarity of her half-century-old memories and her simple, unaffected tone bring this country childhood unforgettably to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813918471
Publisher:
University of Virginia
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Series:
Virginia Bookshelf Series
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
418,825
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

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